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Reports: James Onusko, Christy Wilder to Spearhead OPM’s Federal Investigative Services Reform Effort

The Office of Personnel Management has appointed James Onusko and Christy Wilder to respectively serve as team leader and deputy manager of an interagency effort to establish a National Background Investigations Bureau, Federal News Radio reported Friday. Jason Miller writes Onusko and Wilder will oversee the transition of functions, personnel and infrastructure from OPM’s Federal Investigative Services …

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Rear Adm. Colin Chinn Appointed DHA R&D Director

Navy Rear Adm. Colin Chinn, command surgeon of U.S. Pacific Command, has been named director of research and development at the Defense Health Agency, according to a  Defense Department statement published Friday. His appointment to lead DHA’s R&D operations came five months after the agency reached full operational capability as a medical services …

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GAO: GSA Needs Risk Identification Plan for Gov’t Building Remodeling Projects

The Government Accountability Office has recommended that the General Services Administration establish a framework for GSA personnel to identify and assess potential risks that may arise during alteration or repair of federal buildings. GAO said in a report published Thursday it found GSA has limited data on unforseen conditions that can affect a government facility repair or alteration project’s …

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Andrew Hallman: CIA Eyes Digital Transformation Strategy to Harness Big Data

CIA Deputy Director Andrew Hallman has said the agency needs to make culture and technical changes in order to manage an explosion of data and exploit information to help address national security challenges, Nextgov reported Wednesday. Frank Konkel writes Hallman leads a digital innovation directorate that CIA established last year to transform its digital ecosystem, …

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Report: Mike Stevens to Leave Navy as Master Chief Petty Officer

Mike Stevens, master chief petty officer of the U.S. Navy, plans to retire from the military after four years in that role, Navy Times reported Wednesday. Mark Faram writes Stevens pushed for an expansion of the Navy’s Senior Enlisted Academy and the implementation of a policy to require sailors aiming for a higher …

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Military Times: Brad Carson to Resign as Acting DoD P&R Undersecretary

Brad Carson, acting undersecretary for personnel and readiness at the Defense Department, will leave the Pentagon on April 8 after nearly one year on the job, Military Times reported Monday. Andrew Tilghman writes Carson has led DoD’s efforts to update its civilian and military workforce management policies and crafted the Future of the …

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Lt. Gen. John Murray: Army to Think Beyond NDAA for Acquisition Reform

The U.S. Army wants to implement programs beyond what the 2016 National Defense Authorization Act calls for to reform procurement, requirements determination and budgeting systems across the military service, Defense News reported Thursday. Jed Judson writes the plan was sent to Congress and would allow Army Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Milley to play a central …

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